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Job excuses his desire of death.7:1 “Isn’t a man forced to labor on earth?
Aren’t his days like the days of a hired hand?
7:2 As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow,
as a hireling who looks for his wages,
7:3 so am I made to possess months of misery,
wearisome nights are appointed to me.
7:4 When I lie down, I say,‘When shall I arise, and the night be gone?’I toss and turn until the dawning of the day.
7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust.
My skin closes up, and breaks out afresh.
7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
and are spent without hope.
7:7 Oh remember that my life is a breath.
My eye shall no more see good.
7:8 The eye of him who sees me shall see me no more.
Your eyes shall be on me, but I shall not be.
7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away,
so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.
7:10 He shall return no more to his house,
neither shall his place know him any more.
7:11 “Therefore I will not keep silent.
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit.
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
He complains of his own restlessness, and expostulates with God.
7:12 Am I a sea, or a sea monster,
that you put a guard over me?
7:13 When I say,‘My bed shall comfort me.
My couch shall ease my complaint;’
7:14 then you scare me with dreams,
and terrify me through visions:
7:15 so that my soul chooses strangling,
death rather than my bones.
7:16 I loathe my life.
I don’t want to live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
7:17 What is man, that you should magnify him,
that you should set your mind on him,
7:18 that you should visit him every morning,
and test him every moment?
7:19 How long will you not look away from me,
nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?
7:20 If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men?
Why have you set me as a mark for you,
so that I am a burden to myself?
7:21 Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity?
For now shall I lie down in the dust.
You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be.”